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Healthy Recipes:Orange-Glazed Shredded Carrots

Posted by PCF Admin on September 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Orange Glazed Carrots

Healthy Eating - An orange glaze brings out the sweetness in one of the kid-friendliest vegetables around. With convenient pre-shredded carrots, there's no chopping required. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes   Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/2 cup orange juice 2. 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch 4. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 5. 2 10-ounce bags shredded or julienne-cut carrots 6. 1 teaspoon butter 7. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Whisk orange juice, broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir the juice mixture and add to the carrots along with butter and salt. Cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the carrots are tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 107 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 3 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 261 mg sodium; 516 mg potassium © 2009 EatingWellInc.com Photo: Ken Burris

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Hitting the Skids

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Confession time – I hit the skids on healthy eating. Not just hit, but crashed right through the barricade like a runaway train. In my defense (yes I’m going to try to rationalize), I have been in the midst of buying a home and moving, both of which happened rather fast. Normally I can adapt to changing situations quite easily, but my usual organized self became the ultimate procrastinator which meant over the last two weeks ...

Prevent Cancer News Round-up: Week of Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

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Foundation News - The below is the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog's weekly look at news from around the web in the wellness and cancer prevention communities. Vitamin D Affects Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Genes New research shows that vitamin D may play a part in controlling genes linked to some cancers, dementia and autoimmune disorders. (cnn.com Blog) Moderate Exercise Could Help Prevent Cancer The World Cancer Research Fund reports that 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer could be avoided ...

Breast Cancer Research Q&A with Dr. Yu Chen

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager of Research Administration and Community Outreach on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Research - With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the Foundation is highlighting the research of Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Chen received a two-year grant from the Foundation beginning in January 2009. His research focuses on developing high-resolution, multi-modal optical imaging techniques that can accurately guide biopsy procedures to improve test results so that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an earlier stage. We asked Dr. Chen the ...